[Sayma-Discuss] FW: The Atlantic - "How to build an autocracy"

Mike Shell bright_crow at mindspring.com
Tue Jan 31 10:15:25 EST 2017



Please take a look at and share this piece from the next Atlantic Monthly, David Frum's upcoming cover story, " <http://links.ims.mkt3901.com/ctt?kn=4&ms=MTY0NDgxODcS1&r=MzEwMTU3MjE4MjA2S0&b=0&j=OTQyNTA5NjAzS0&mt=1&rt=0> How to Build an Autocracy."









From: The Atlantic [mailto:theatlantic at subscription.theatlantic.com] 
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2017 8:12 PM
To: bright_crow at mindspring.com
Subject: How to build an autocracy...




Dear Reader,

I write to let you know that we're doing something at The Atlantic that we only rarely do. We are releasing our upcoming cover story weeks before our subscribers receive it, and before we put it on newsstands around the world.

These unusual times demand unusual publishing decisions. Given the precipitous nature of the decision by the White House to issue an executive order concerning refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, I thought that it would be better for people to read David Frum's upcoming cover story, " <http://links.ims.mkt3901.com/ctt?kn=4&ms=MTY0NDgxODcS1&r=MzEwMTU3MjE4MjA2S0&b=0&j=OTQyNTA5NjAzS0&mt=1&rt=0> How to Build an Autocracy," sooner, rather than later.

In the story, Frum argues that if Congress is quiescent and the public apathetic, President Trump can set the country down a path toward illiberalism, institutional subversion, and endemic graft. It's an urgent story, one I hope gets read by every American, and by anyone who cares about America, and its role in the world.

We also produced a video featuring Frum, along with an audio version of the story, read by the author himself. You can  <http://links.ims.mkt3901.com/ctt?kn=3&ms=MTY0NDgxODcS1&r=MzEwMTU3MjE4MjA2S0&b=0&j=OTQyNTA5NjAzS0&mt=1&rt=0> access everything here.

We wanted you, our subscribers, to be the first to know about it. We've heard you tell us that you want The Atlantic to cover the presidency aggressively, with vigilance and discipline. We hope this demonstrates that that's exactly what we plan to do.

Jeffrey Goldberg
Editor in Chief
The Atlantic


How to Build an Autocracy
By David Frum

IT'S 2021, AND PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP will shortly be sworn in for his second term. The 45th president has visibly aged over the past four years. He rests heavily on his daughter Ivanka's arm during his infrequent public appearances.

Fortunately for him, he did not need to campaign hard for reelection. His has been a popular presidency: Big tax cuts, big spending, and big deficits have worked their familiar expansive magic. Wages have grown strongly in the Trump years, especially for men without a college degree, even if rising inflation is beginning to bite into the gains. The president's supporters credit his restrictive immigration policies and his TrumpWorks infrastructure program.

The president's critics, meanwhile, have found little hearing for their protests and complaints.

 <http://links.ims.mkt3901.com/ctt?kn=7&ms=MTY0NDgxODcS1&r=MzEwMTU3MjE4MjA2S0&b=0&j=OTQyNTA5NjAzS0&mt=1&rt=0> READ THE FULL STORY






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